Historic Markers Across Alabama

Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: At the Thompson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Columbus Pkwy at S 6th St., Opelika, AL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 38.604    W 085° 22.234
  32.6434    -85.37056666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHM32


Organized c. 1872 by Rev. John Ford, Tom Isaiah, Julius Crockrum, Daniel Billingslea, Fannie Bryant, Charity Harris, Sarah Chambers & others, & named for presiding Bishop J. P. Thompson. This congregation first met in a house near the oil mill & later at a grape arbor on Torbert Street. Sanctuary erected 1878, remodeled 1911 & annex built 1962.

Erected 1979 by the congregation Pastor & Presiding Elder: A. L. Wilson, D. D

End of Thompson Chapel A.M.E. Church